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By peter.luttmer ·
I don't use "My Documents". I guess I think it is just to cute. I keep my documents, spreadsheets, pictures, etc. in various sub-folders under "Documents and Settings". When I try to save something it seems I have to step up to "My Computer", and then down through the drive, folders, and sub folders to get where I want. Is there anyway to get "Save" and "Save as" to bring up a selection of user defined folders?

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by Craig321 In reply to Default folders
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by peter.luttmer In reply to

Thank you all for your help. It was appreciated.

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by peter.luttmer In reply to Default folders

Thank you. I have now done that and it helps

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Default folders

Not really you can move the My Documents folder to a different place like a different HDD or something similar and that will just accept the move and save to where you have moved things to but if you are not using the My Documents Folder you'll always need to navigate to the destination folder where you want to save things to. Even in the My Documents Folder you have to navigate to where you want things saved to like My Pictures, My Music or whatever other Sub Folders you have created otherwise you'll just end up with everything with different file formats pilled into the one folder making a specif thing harder to find.

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Thank you all for your help. It was appreciated.

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by gary.cole In reply to Default folders

Hi Peter

You can change the default location for saving data inside your MS Office setup...asuming you are using MS Office.

Unfortunately, you have to do this individually for each app

eg MS Word 2000...go to tools/options and choose the tab for file locations. Edit the Documents option to your new path and save.

This will casue Word to always offer your new location as default for saving and also when you choose open, it will default to your new location.

Hope this helps.

Good luck
Gary

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Thank you all for your help. It was appreciated.

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